I hate pitch count rule so does Nolan Ryan.
"But why, I asked Nolan Ryan, are all these elbows blowing out in the first place, when that hardly ever seemed to happen when he was pitching?
"It's because pitchers simply don't throw as much as we did," Ryan replied, matter-of-factly. "That's the real issue here. When I pitched, we pitched every fourth day and guys would pitch 300 innings and it wasn't considered a big deal. If you don't get on the mound and develop stamina, you're risking injury. This whole thing with the 100-pitch count limit — I have a real problem with that. Pitchers are all different and when you put standard limitations on them, you're not utilizing their talent."
We've 'dumbed down' our thinking today to believing that pitch counts and innings limitations are the way to go to preserve arms."